was a

great woman:

a magnificent,




fated fool

of a





ran ahead,

where there were

no paths.”


~Dorothy Parker



Isadora Duncan



Bottom Photo: Lori Belilove of the Isadora Duncan Dance Company.




~ by eaesthete on 05/26/10.

8 Responses to “Overheard”

  1. Four things I’d have been better without – love, curiosity, freckles and doubt.

    If all the young ladies who attended the Yale prom were laid end to end, no one would be the least surprised.

    Dorothy Parker

  2. In a reminiscent sketch, Zelda Fitzgerald recalled how she and F. Scott sat in a Paris cafe watching a somewhat drunk Duncan. He would speak of how memorable it was, but what Zelda recalled was that while all eyes were watching Duncan, Zelda was able to steal the salt and pepper shakers from the table.

  3. the words, the photographs, the women- gorgeous all.pgt

  4. Since the passing of An Aesthete’s Lament, your entries have become a more basal element of my culturally-inspired internet perusals

    Nicely played,


  5. What a delightful post, third image is sublime.

  6. Zelda’s salt shakers and this post could sustain one for a very, very long while. Thank you.

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